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The first large scale riot in Singapore in 40 years!

Monday, December 9, 2013

I read this piece of news and thought I had woken up in another country somewhere in South Asia! Imagine the fear that must have been in the hearts of people in Little India when it happened.

I hope those responsible are made to answer for this very soon.

What is the news?

A riot in Little India which involved 400 people was sparked off by a fatal accident involving a 33-year-old Indian national who was knocked down by a private bus! Yes, 400 people!

The aftermath. Cars were overturned and set on fire!

Some 300 police officers were deployed to the site after the trouble broke out. The riot was quelled in under two hours after the first call reporting the incident was received at 9.23pm.

Police Commissioner Ng Joo Hee said rioters threw glass bottles, railings and other projectiles at officers.


Read full story: here.


SnOOpy168 said...

ur no strike record of 28 years was broken by some chinaman bus drivers last year, now the 40 years no riots records was broken by the Indians/Bangalah. Whats next ? The Pinoys ?

AK71 said...

"This morning, my entire Facebook feed was flooded with comments from keyboard warriors whose insensitive comments, ridiculous remarks and unsound arguments made me sad. I also found these comments very disturbing. Are we really such an ungrateful bunch? I am sick of reading these self-righteous judgements and smart-aleck comments from keyboard warriors who think the world of their opinions. Just shove it. We didn’t see you running into the riot to disperse the crowd. We didn’t see you do anything but post videos and photos which were all taken from a safe distance. And then came the comments…"

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